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Food Chain Chats
15 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Antimicrobial Economics with Dr. Glynn Tonsor
How much are you “saving” with one antimicrobial over another? What are other costs to consider, including equipment and supply chain challenges? Drawing on firsthand research and his experience as professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, Dr. Glynn Tonsor discusses a recent report, published by him and his team, on the true cost of equipment ownership when using PAA antimicrobials compared to DBDMH technology in food production. If you’re interested in making the right food safety choice for your operation needs, you won’t want to miss this #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance.
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Food Safety in Focus with Dr. Jack McReynolds and Dr. Christine Alvarado
How does biomapping help address FSIS standards and reduce pathogen loads at meat processing facilities? Why is understanding the science behind any food safety approach important when planning a multi-hurdle, multi-technology strategy? What are the best applications and synergies for some of the most common antimicrobials? Tapping their extensive hands-on expertise as part of the Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production team, Dr. Jack McReynolds, Director of Research and Development, and Dr. Christine Alvarado, Technical Services Director, discuss some of the most pressing food safety topics. If you’re interested in learning more about the latest food safety strategies, you won’t want to miss this #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance.
23 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Addressing Salmonella in Beef Processing with Dr. Angela Siemens
How can the beef industry get Salmonella on the same downward trend as E. coli? What food safety advances show the greatest promise? How can phage technology help as part of a multi-hurdle, multi-technology approach? Tapping her experience overseeing food safety and quality management systems at more than 50 beef, turkey, egg, case-ready and processing facilities, Dr. Angela Siemens, Vice President of Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory at Cargill, discusses best practices for shifting pathogen numbers in the industry’s favor. If you’re interested in food safety across the food chain, don’t miss this #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance.
18 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Inside the Rumen with Dr. Tom Rehberger
Why is the rumen so important to dairy cattle production and reproduction? What are some practical ways to keep it functioning at a high level? What is feed hygiene and how can it lead to better results on a dairy farm? Tapping his years of experience developing customized microbial products, Dr. Tom Rehberger, Director of Innovation and Product Development at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, discusses optimal rumen function and the role that products like CERTILLUS™ can have on ultimate success. If you want to learn how high-functioning rumens drive dairy productivity and profitability, don’t miss this #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance.
15 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Building Resilience in Beef Cattle with Dr. Elliot Block
What are some of the latest, research-proven strategies for helping beef cattle deal with transportation stress and other challenges? How can building resilience in cattle reduce the chance of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)? Why does the G.I. tract play such an important role in immune function? In this practical, wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Elliot Block, Research Fellow and Director of Technology at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, talks about the role diet can play in helping beef cattle when they need it most. If you want to get all the details, you won’t want to miss this #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance.
19 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Building Industry Trust with Scott Druker
How can those involved in animal and food production build greater trust in their work and ongoing sustainability efforts? What role does credible research play in sharing that story? How are organizations like the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) advancing the conversation? Drawing on his continuing work as General Manager of Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, as well as his recent appointment as board chair at IFEEDER, Scott Druker shares his take on these and related questions. If you want to hear strategies for building even more confidence in the safety and reliability of the world food supply, you won’t want to miss Scott’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance.
16 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Poultry Heat Stress Strategies with Dr. Theresia Lavergne
How can the poultry industry better manage the multimillion-dollar threat of heat stress? What are key signs that indicate your birds could be at risk? Which management practices can help mitigate both the long- and short-term effects of heat stress in poultry? Using her extensive background in academic, research and industry settings, Dr. Theresia Lavergne, Monogastric Manager, Field Technical Services, at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, discusses everything from water and ventilation strategies to using feed additives in poultry diets. If you want to help birds keep their cool when the heat is on, you won’t want to miss Theresia’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance.
27 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Food Safety in Focus with Dr. Mindy Brashears
How can an integrated, farm-to-table approach advance food safety? What bridges can be built between government, industry and academia moving forward? How will performance standards for Salmonella and other pathogens impact the future of food safety? In this in-depth discussion, Dr. Mindy Brashears, former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety (2019-2021) and currently Associate Vice President of Research at Texas Tech University and Director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence, discusses key takeaways from her years in key regulatory, academic and research roles. If you want to learn more about the most pivotal food safety topics, you won’t want to miss Mindy’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance.
12 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Midyear Industry Insights with Ben Towns
What did the first half of 2021 teach us about the state of the global food chain? What were some of the more positive developments after a difficult 2020? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead in Q3 and Q4? In this wide-ranging chat Ben Towns, Global Business Director at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, discusses everything from pricing, consumption and transportation trends to recent developments in microbial technologies. If you want to use learnings from the first half of the year to make the rest of 2021 as successful as possible, you won’t want to miss Ben’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance.
14 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Celebrating Dairy Industry Advances: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Elliot Block
Which innovations, both in dairy nutrition and elsewhere, have contributed most to the dairy industry’s incredible advances over the years? What industry innovations can we expect to see next? Tapping a diverse background that includes both academic leadership and hands-on experience, Dr. Elliot Block, Research Fellow and Director of Technology at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, leads a celebratory journey through the industry’s past, present and future. If you want to reflect this June Dairy Month on how far the industry has come and anticipate what’s next, you won’t want to miss Elliot’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
10 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Prioritizing Poultry Food Safety: A Food Chain Chat with Kara Stewart
How can a close evaluation of protocols, procedures, and data help address food safety challenges within the poultry industry? What are some specific points in the system that can make all the difference when it comes to Salmonella and other pathogens? With a background that includes both research and hands-on experience “in the arena,” Kara Stewart, Poultry Business Manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, shares insights on taking a multi-technology, multi-hurdle approach to food safety—from live production through processing. If you want to hear the latest thinking on maintaining a safe, consistent, farm-to-family food supply, you won’t want to miss Kara’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.” You can also learn more about the Salmonella webinar series she introduces at this link https://www.youtube.com/c/ArmandHammerAnimalandFoodProduction/videos.
18 minutes | May 21, 2021
Helping Cows Keep Their Cool: A Food Chain Chat with Jeff Kearnan
How can you help your dairy cows beat the heat this summer? What steps can you take to keep them cool, healthy and productive as the temperature starts to rise? Tapping into an advanced degree from Virginia Tech and years of hands-on experience working with cows in California and the Midwest, Jeff Kearnan, Ruminant Account Manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, provides practical tips for relieving heat stress—everything from maintenance for fans and soakers to ration adjustments. If you want your cows to perform at their best when the heat is on, you won’t want to miss Jeff’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
20 minutes | May 14, 2021
Managing Gilts for Lifetime Sow Productivity: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Billy Flowers
How can you manage gilts for improved sow productivity and longevity? What economic considerations should drive the decision-making process? How can data help deliver the best possible results? In this highly informative chat, Dr. Billy Flowers, a leading expert on swine management and reproduction, and a Williams Neal Reynolds and Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University, discuss how to manage gilts for lifetime productivity. If you want healthier, more productive females that stay in the herd longer, you won’t want to miss Dr. Flowers’ #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
12 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Protecting Poultry Performance: A Food Chain Chat with Vic Fox
What’s the long-term impact of cutting corners in a poultry nutrition program? Are there better ways to manage costs without putting overall productivity at risk? How do products like CELMANAX™ and CERTILLUS™ help protect poultry performance and increase profitability, both now and down the road? In this chat, Vic Fox, Poultry Account Manager at ARM & HAMMER™, draws on his degree in poultry science and nearly three decades of live production and complex management experience to discuss strategies for long-term, sustainable gains. You won’t want to miss Vic’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
12 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Proactive & Prepared: A Food Chain Chat with Brent Marnin
What processes, systems and technologies help the beef industry stay ahead of pathogenic challenges? What’s phage technology and how has it successfully and safely pinpointed threats before they become issues? In this chat Brent Marnin, U.S. Beef Business Manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, draws on his years of relevant industry experience to discuss all things phage technology, including specific examples of how it has successfully worked in real-world scenarios. You won’t want to miss Brent’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
20 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The Immune System Balancing Act: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Chris Chase
What’s the key to a healthy immune system in cattle? How do you lay the foundation for a healthy herd? In this chat with Dr. Chris Chase, a professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at South Dakota State University, he draws on research to discuss how it often comes down to one factor — balance. A homeostasis where the immune system isn’t overactive but is also doing enough to fight off invaders. It’s delicate, but doable. If you’re interested in the immune system balancing act, you won’t want to miss Dr. Chase’s in-depth #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
19 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
#ScienceHearted & Relationship-Driven: A Food Chain Chat with Mark Martinez
What does #ScienceHearted service look like? How does a consultative approach address each customer’s unique needs and lead to the most trusted solutions? In this chat, Mark Martinez, Director of Americas Sales for Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, draws on his years of experience serving customers within the poultry and swine industries to talk about the difference a truly customer-centric, relationship-driven approach makes. You won’t want to miss Mark’s #ScienceHearted conversation with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
15 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
What’s Good for the Gut: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Tom Rehberger
How can improving the resiliency of livestock and poultry support performance? What are some efficient, natural strategies for strengthening the immune system to fend off clostridial challenges and other pathogenic threats? Tapping his years of experience developing customized microbial products and his doctorate in food microbiology from Iowa State University, Dr. Tom Rehberger, Director of Innovation and Product Development at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, shares his insights on how Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFCs™) and Targeted Microbial Solutions™ can help tackle pathogenic threats naturally. If you’re interested in the results you can get from innovative products like CERTILLUS™ and CELMANAX™, you won’t want to miss Tom’s #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
14 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
#ScienceHearted Food Safety: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Christine Alvarado
What are the challenges food safety managers encounter when faced with the deluge of food safety data out there? How can you avoid information overload to discern what’s best for you and your unique situation? Tapping her expertise in both food safety and the quality of poultry meat, eggs and egg products, Dr. Christine Alvarado shares strategies for keeping it simple, targeting objectives and getting the actionable answers you need—when you need them. If you’re interested in making the most of food safety data in your decision-making, don’t miss Christine’s #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
10 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Food Safety Forecast: A Food Chain Chat with Dr. Steve Larsen
How are food safety standards and regulations evolving? What can protein producers, packers and processors expect this year and beyond, especially as it relates to Salmonella and other pathogenic threats? Tapping his food safety expertise in both livestock production and meat processing, Dr. Steve Larsen, Technical Services Manager at Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, shares his insights on how taking a multi-hurdle, multi-technology approach can ready you for whatever might be coming down the line. If you’re interested in taking a farm-to-fork food safety approach that stresses continuous improvement, you won’t want to miss Steve’s #ScienceHearted discussion with host Andy Vance in this episode of “Food Chain Chats.”
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